Trauma, Anxiety and Depression (TAD) Clinic
Expected outcomes may include:
- Formulation and diagnosis
- Reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety or depression
- Improved quality of life for the young person and their family
Our clinic has developed and implemented new psychological treatments for PTSD. In a randomised-controlled trial, we showed (see below) that our 12-week treatment has powerful effects on reducing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, and depression; and on improving day to day functioning. These important effects were maintained when we re-assessed young people six months after treatment had finished.CPSS
= Child post-traumatic stress scaleCBT
= Cognitive behaviour therapyWait
= Wait List control condition
Smith P, Yule W, Perrin S, Tranah T, Dalgleish T and Clark D (2007). Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for PTSD in Children and Adolescents: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(8), pp.1051-1061.
The effects of our innovative psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches can be seen in changes on the Children’s Global Assessment Scale (CGAS), a broad measure of functioning in daily life. We show below that our treatment leads to improvement from a median CGAS intake and assessment score of 60 (Panel A), signalling some noticeable problems in more than one area, to a median CGAS discharge score of 75 (Panel B), associated with overall good functioning – with an average treatment effect of 15 CGAS points.
Panel A: CGAS at intake
Panel B: CGAS at discharge